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Old 12-03-2004, 10:02 PM
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Is it true that the musk gland has to be cut out within 30 min. or something ? My wife keeps telling me that but in the posts regarding feild dressing noone mentioned it.

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Old 12-03-2004, 11:17 PM
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False, in fact if you take out the tarsal gland you shouldn't use that knife until thoroughly cleaned as it can taint the meat. I do remove the tarsal glands after FDing the animal though, as this is where I place the meat seal portion of our tags and it must be removed to hang anyway(only reason is functional not meat quality).
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Old 12-04-2004, 12:19 AM
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I always cut them off,and skin the deer as soon as possible. I feel the skin has a stink in it , especially the bucks that effects the meat. The musk glands are good to use around scrapes and rubs. I tie them on trees where I'm hunting
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Old 12-04-2004, 08:16 AM
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cardeer, that's what we use them for, too. Our neighbors got several bucks on opening weekend and they gave me one to hang in front of my treestand. Do you take yours down after a certain period of time?
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Old 12-04-2004, 10:06 AM
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yes,then I freeze then for next year. also I put some doe urine on them and use them over and over
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Old 12-04-2004, 03:46 PM
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my friend told me to cut them off then salt them and strap them too your boot's so the smell well attract buck's too your spot . is this true ?
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